Friday, October 11, 2013

Welcome to Fall!

It's always good to welcome people to one's home.

From the daily mail carrier, the newspaper delivery man, friends and family, it's nice to make people feel like they are truly welcomed.

I call all the straw people on our front porch "the kids."  

They've been around for several years now.  

Every fall, they come out from under plastic coverings in the attic.

They bring lots of smiles.

 They join the fall-colored chrysanthemums, a trio of pumpkins and a festive rug on the brick floor! 

The rug is one that's been used for a few years, too. See?  You don't have to spend lots of money buying new things if you just store the things you have and use them over and over again!

In this world, which has a lot of disappointment, sadness and  bad news, it's good to give people reasons to smile, even if in just a small way.  

The "kids" do that.  

  Joining Thrifty Things Friday from Diann's blog, The Thrifty Groove. Also, from Linda's blog, A La Carte. 



Linda O'Connell said...

I just put my family out today,and they make ME smile.

Jeannie Marie said...

The straw people are adorable! Love the mat, I'm a big believer in reusing my decorations, as noted in my blog today. :))))

diane.stetson said...

I love scarecrows...they are so cute..very sweet!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like the carpet. I also keep things to reuse. I'm happy the little things of life. A sunny day, a smile of my daughters ... be with my husband .... We keep in touch.

Lady Linda said...

Oh Susan, just left my post and had to chuckle at the similarities of both of our blogs today! LOVE IT.
Have a great weekend.

Bookie said...

Having a place to store stuff is my problem! But all your stuff looks so good, so inviting. Enjoyed seeing your autumn folks!


Your Fall post made me smile! I have a Raggedy Ann hubby gave me when we were engaged... I should dress her for Fall and show her off too, lol! Beautiful Autumness around your house. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit. I'm your newest follower...hope you want to follow back too. Hugs,

marianne said...

Your scarecrow kids are great! Very playful and happy looking.

I am always thankful for the beautiful lake and mountain view from our back yard. We have been very blessed to have been able to feast upon this beautiful scenery for almost 29 years now. It never fails to calm the spirit and at the same time inspire through all seasons.

Chatty Crone said...

I love your little straw kids - they make me happy when I see the picture of them. And I love your welcome mat. That looks so bright and welcoming.

Susan said...

Welcome to Fabiola Alba, this blog's newest Follower.

Fabby's blog is Fabby's Living ( and it's always a joy to go there and visit.

Fabby lives in Ecuador! Stop by and say hello to her.

Thanks for Following, Fabby. BIENVENIDOS!

Hugs to all! Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful fall decor! I love the welcome mat! Lots to be thankful for this year. Thanks for sharing at TTF.

Diann said...

Your Fall friends are so sweet! I featured this post at the TTG FB page this morning!
Thank you again for sharing at TTF last week!

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